Women are shattering gender norms and shining in different industries across the globe. Influential women CEOs make up 6.4% of the Fortune 500 list in the US, and the number of women taking up more such roles is continually on the rise. Be it in science, technology, politics, or any other field, women are shining and leaving their influence.
Following such influential and powerful women in Asia can help you expand your knowledge and learn different tactics. In this article, we will talk about the ten most influential women in Asia that you must follow.
1. Melanie Perkins
Melanie Perkins is the CEO and co-founder of Canva. The 34-year-old is one of the youngest female CEOs of a tech start-up that has been valued at over $1 billion. She is also one of Australia’s wealthiest women and has accomplished great heights at such a young age.
Canva is a world-famous graphic design platform that helps create visual content such as social media graphics, posters, documents, and presentations. She has an 18% stake in the company and donates more than 80% to the Canva Foundation for charitable issues. She was also featured on the 30 Under 30 – Hall of Fame list by Forbes this year.
2. Caroline Russell
Caroline Russell is a British activist and politician and the Ceo of BOH Plantations. She took over the company in 2003 after her father passed away and has served as the chairman since then. BOH plantations own four tea gardens in Malaysia; Sungei Palas, Habu, Fairlie, and one lowland plantation in Bukit Cheeding, Selangor.
All of these products over four million kilograms of tea yearly which is exported worldwide, including to countries like Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, and Denmark. However, consumption is very high locally in Malaysia.
3. Savitri Jindal
Savitri Jindal is an Indian businesswoman and a politician. Pegged as India’s richest woman, she is currently serving as the chairman of the Jindal Group, which was founded by her late husband. Om Prakash Jindal died in 2005, and she along with her sons, has been looking after the company ever since. Her current net worth is close to $11.8 billion.
However, her wealth saw a roller coaster during the pandemic years. Her net worth dropped from $8.8 billion in 2018 to $5.9 billion in 2019. The determination and humane approach Savitri helped her increase the turnover and take the company to heights.
4. Wang Laichun
Wang Laichun is a Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the electronics company Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd, also known as Luxshare-ICT. She worked at iPhone assembler Foxconn for a decade and learned about the electronics industry after which she started her own electronics manufacturing line in 2004 along with her brother.
The company provides connectivity and cabling solutions for smartphones and solutions for cloud computing and medical industries. The company generated revenue of more than $23.9 billion in 2021 and has been giving tough competition. She is a self-made billionaire and has been accomplishing her goals.
5. Roshni Nadar
Roshni Nadar is the first woman to head a leading IT company in India as she chairs HCL Technologies. She is the only child of HCL founder Shiv Nadar and was ranked 54th on the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’s list by Forbes in 2019.
HCL Technologies is the third largest IT company based in India, and Roshni’s commitment has helped the enterprise increase its overall turnover. She also serves as a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation which has contributed immensely to building some of India’s leading schools and colleges.
6. Rosalind Brewer
Rosalind Brewer, also known as Roz, is the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. She is the leading black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Walgreens Boots is a pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Illinois and chains in Walgreens and Boots. Her organization has been serving millions of customers and patients daily.
Rosalind was even referred to as “one of corporate America’s most prominent women and black female executives” by the leading media website USA Today. She has even earned the “Highly Powerful Woman” title given by leading magazines such as Forbes and Fortune.
7. Kamala Harris
Kamala is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, and the first Black and Indian-American vice president. She is even referred to as the ‘Female Obama’ and is highly regarded. Being a daughter of immigrants brought various challenges in her life which helped her learn how to handle different aspects. She has been implementing her knowledge and understanding to help the country and is an excellent leader and inspiration to many.
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8. Cheng Xue
Cheng Xue is a Chinese billionaire and founder of the world’s largest soy sauce maker company, Foshan Haitian Flavoring of China. Currently, Cheng holds a 9% stake in the organization and is one of the most influential women in Asia. Her organization makes more than 300 different condiments such as oyster sauce, chicken stock, oil, and vinegar. The company generated a revenue of $3.3 billion in 2020. She ranked 398th position in the list of billionaires by Forbes in 2022.
9. Samia Suluhu Hassan
Samia Suluhu Hassan is the first female president of Tanzania and serves as the country’s sixth president. She has also served as the first vice-president of the country before. Her leadership and unique approach have made a big difference in Tanzania. She has taken various steps to increase press freedom and implemented initiatives for the betterment of women. She is the fifth African woman leader ever to address a speech at the UN General Assembly and the first democratically elected President.
10. Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan is a 41-year-old Chinese billionaire businesswoman and a real estate developer. She owns 57% of the shares in Country Green Holdings, a real-estate organization, that started in 1997, that was given to her by her father in 2007.
Yang is Asia’s richest businesswoman, and her net worth is nearly $23.7 billion. Her unique ideas and innovative approach have helped her grow the business. However, the Chinese property crisis has impacted the growth of her organization. The company is currently facing financial issues, and her net worth has also been reduced.
These are the ten most influential women in Asia in 2022. They are leading some of the top companies and serving as an inspiration to many. Learn more from them and follow in their footsteps to become better leaders.
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